SMBC, a member of SMBC Group, today announced that Gordon (Gordo) Wilson has been appointed as U.S. Chief Information Officer. Gordo, who joined the firm in February 2020 to lead the development and execution of its enterprise-wide data strategy, will also retain his responsibilities as U.S. Chief Data Officer for SMBC Americas Division.
“We’re very excited that Gordo has been elevated to become the new Chief Information Officer in the U.S.,” said Natsuhiro Samejima, U.S. Chief Operating Officer, SMBC Americas Division. “Gordo’s strong technology and data background makes him a perfect fit for this new role. He has been a member of the executive leadership team since joining the organization. We look forward to seeing him take the reins to lead this critical business function.”
In this role, Gordo will work in partnership with stakeholders across the Americas, as well as the Head Office in Tokyo. He will be responsible for all aspects of information technology and systems of SMBC, including all Group companies in the Americas.
Gordo has more than 25 years of technology and data leadership experience. Prior to joining SMBC, he served as Managing Director in the Asset and Wealth Management Chief Data Office at JPMorgan Chase, leading the global business data strategy. While at JPMorgan Chase, he also led an organization to drive sales and relationship management success for Commercial Card payment products with a focus on data management, technology solutions, finance, risk, and client relationship management as Head of Field Enablement and Business Analytics.
Gordo served as a naval officer for 21 years, and during this time he completed numerous operational tours worldwide, highlighted by command of a U.S. Navy squadron and flying 35 types of aircraft. As a test pilot, Gordo contributed to the design, development, procurement, and flight test of innovative aircraft and associated mission systems.
About SMBC Group
SMBC Group is a top-tier global financial group. Headquartered in Tokyo and with a 400-year history, SMBC Group offers a diverse range of financial services, including banking, leasing, securities, credit cards, and consumer finance. The Group has more than 140 offices and 86,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG) is the holding company of SMBC Group, which is one of the three largest banking groups in Japan. SMFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York (NYSE: SMFG) stock exchanges. As of March 31, 2021, its total assets were $2.10 trillion.
In the Americas, SMBC Group has a presence in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. Backed by the capital strength of SMBC Group and the value of its relationships in Asia, the Group offers a range of commercial and investment banking services to its corporate, institutional, and municipal clients. It connects a diverse client base to local markets and the organization’s extensive global network. The Group’s operating companies in the Americas include Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., SMBC Capital Markets, Inc., SMBC Rail Services LLC, Manufacturers Bank, JRI America, Inc., SMBC Leasing and Finance, Inc., Banco Sumitomo Mitsui Brasileiro S.A., and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co., Ltd.